Drawing a Balinese Barong Mask – Photoshop tutorial

The Hair

Step 86

The next step is creating the hair. Paint the hair black.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 87

The next step is painting the tip of the hair on a new layer. Open Brushes options by pressing F5, on the Shape Dynamics option, set Control to Fade, 200. We can change it any time according to our needs. Use small soft round brush with medium hardness.

Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Step 88

Then do some masking on the hair base layer.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 89

Create a new layer and paint with #212121 like this or depending on where the light source is.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 90

So now we need the Smudge Tool. Smudge it with medium strength and small size.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 91

Create a new layer again and paint with a lighter color, #3c3838. And then smudge again, like before.

Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Step 92

Create new layer again and paint with #787070. And smudge it.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 93

Create new layer again and paint with #a29898. And smudge it.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 94

Create a new layer then add the hair ends by brushing with various colors: #4e3836, #a29898, #787070.

Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Step 95

Do the same way to create the hair on the right (‘right hair’) as well as the ‘beard’

Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Step 96

To make it more realistic, we need to add hair that looks like it is flowing outward. Paint on a new layer.

Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Balinese Barong Mask
Step 97

The next step is painting shadow under the Barong. Use a soft round brush with low hardness, low brush opacity, and Multiply the Blend Mode.

Balinese Barong Mask
Step 98

We can add a background or even some text, if you like.

Balinese Barong Mask

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